Podcast Episode 006 - BlackBerry News and 9000 Rumors!

By Kevin Michaluk on 21 Apr 2008 02:01 am EDT
CrackBerry.com Podcast: Episode 004"You are now listening to CrackBerry.com, home of the #1 Podcast for BlackBerry Users (& Abusers!), with your hosts, the Addict and the Expert, Kevin Michaluk & Craig Johnston!"

With the CTIA Wireless 2008 now history and Research in Motion's annual Wireless Enterprise Symposium just weeks away, we're in a bit of a "dead zone" for BIG BlackBerry News.

That being said, Craig and I managed to cook up a podcast that covers lots of topics - from the latest BlackBerry 9000/9100 rumors to the Full QWERTY vs. SureType debate to whether or not Green Apples get the respect they deserve compared to the always-popular Red Apple.... it's another CrackBerry.com Podcast at it's finest. Take a listen after the jump and be sure to report back with your comments. Enjoy the show!! 

Listen to CrackBerry.com Podcast: Episode 006

Show Details:

  • Recorded: April 20th, 2008 @ 5pm CST
  • Show Length: 56m16s
  • File Size: 32.3MB

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Podcast Episode 006 - BlackBerry News and 9000 Rumors!


Kevin, Craig doing it awesome as always some great information there. Little light in the news but nothing you all can do about that of course, considering WES is coming and CTIA was on the roll during this timeframe.

Remember a few weeks ago when we had a BBM discussion about the possible "discontinuation" of the pearl series, I know you killed some brain cells at CTIA...but think man...what device was it that I had mentioned...9100...and the question about if they would be able to put all that (3G,wifi,GPS) into a pearl form factor lmao! this was before the preview of Jibi's ALX..Muahaha!

Oh, I definitely remember that conversation now. I still can't believe they could fit it all into a SureType candy bar. It just seems crazy. And the battery...it'll need a huge battery to power 3G/WiFi/GPS... look at the size of the battery in the 9,000...BIG. If the 9100 is a Pearl-style phone, it'll need the same size battery to go the day (ok, slightly smaller screen so less juice sucked back, but still). One of the strengths for RIM has always been battery life that goes the distance... they can't sacrifice on that now.

And the naming stuff is driving me a bit nuts... second digit = 1 should signify SureType/candy bar.... but... we haven't seen a 000 before. So then is everything blown out of the water here?!

Je Ne Sais Pas!!!

I think the naming convention of the 000 Series shall we say...is coming from it being the first 3G device (aside from the non US/Canada 3G compat. 8707v)...that's my thoughts anyways, and I'm still not convinced they could fit all that into a pearl form factor, but if numbering convention follows it leaves us all to wonder...time will tell...better yet..let's hope WES will tell lol.

8130/8330/8830 are all EVDO based devices, which is a form of high speed data, but 3G is slightly different, in all honesty it's a really shady area that would take forever to fully explain and in that process we ALL would end up confused..the best and probably easiest suggestion I could mae for more information is to hit up the wiki articles for more definitions, once you see that...you'll understand the confusing part...lol


why does my itunes version just cut off at craig talking about the cady theme and thats it. total time is 21:23 minutes anybody else? This is the 2nd time I have had this with a podcast.

Not Sure why it would do that. When I'm uploading I'm triple checking that things in the "feed" are right, and am testing it out on 3 computers after it goes live. Working ok for all three.

The Fix is to unsubscribe and resubscribe to the podcast.

Need to get to the bottom of this though, so if anybody else is experiencing this please provide whatever info you can so we can try and duplicate, isolate and fix!

Boy that guy really hates CDMA. Whenever he mentions it you can hear the disdain in his voice. If you listen hard enough you can hear him spitting on the ground right after he says CDMA.


I love this comment but seriously, its not that I hate CDMA, its that it holds up progress when a few people go against the grain and use something that is not compatible with 70% of the cellular technology out there today.

CDMA is actually better from a technical standpoint in that it can handle higher numbers of subscribers per cell and it does soft hand-offs as apposed to GSM (that is based on TDMA) which does hard hand-offs (i.e. its easier to get a dropped call on GSM).

Ultimately EVDO and EVDO Rev A is great stuff and fast too (well as fast as UMTS and HSDPA) but only 15% of carriers use CDMA/EVDO while 75% use GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSDPA.

One good thing is that most carriers are now moving towards LTE.